Underscore Orkestra Trio bassist Jack Egan, Jorge Kachmari on sax and guitarist Brian Leach get into the swing of things at The Metropole Festival Club at a previous Guinness Cork Jazz Festival. The Metropole Hotel in Cork has launched a recruitment drive to fill 50 job openings for this year’s Guinness Cork Jazz Festival and beyond. Photo: Clare Keogh

Jobs boosts across Cork

A hotel on Leeside this week launched a recruitment drive for 50 jobs.

The Metropole is looking for experienced bar staff, floor staff, cloakroom staff and cleaning attendants for this year’s Guinness Cork Jazz Festival and beyond.

Roger Russell, General Manager of the Metropole Hotel said: “We are very excited about the return of this year’s Guinness Cork Jazz Festival and as always the Metropole Hotel will be at the heart of the action. We are looking for team members to join our busy team for the Festival and we are hoping to meet people at the recruitment drive who would be interested in working with us over the festival weekend and beyond.”

People are asked to bring along their CVs and references to the open days. The two recruitment open days will take place on Tuesday 12 and Wednesday 13 October from 5-7pm at the Metropole Hotel. For further queries email careers@trigonhotels.com.

This wasn’t the only job announcement this week with Nua Healthcare Services, a private sector provider of intellectual disability and mental health services in Ireland, announcing the creation of 300 new jobs countrywide, with 30 of the new roles based in Cork.

Chief Operating Officer for Nua Shane Kenny said: “The healthcare industry is incredibly rewarding and our team takes great pride in making true differences to the lives of the people we support. We continually invest in all of our employees here at Nua.”

He continued: “We also believe a core reason for success stems from the approach of continually training and developing staff teams and we are especially looking for people who may want to change their current career path and who believe they have compatible skills born out of relevant life experience which will ultimately enable them to be successful in healthcare services.”

The new care support jobs will be spread across operations and services nationally and are open to everyone, including those who have not worked in the healthcare industry before and it is hoped that they will be especially attractive to people with a keen interest in making a positive contribution to their communities, and those who enjoy helping others.

Mr Kenny added: “The fact we provide residential, supported living, day and community outreach services to both children and adults with a range of complex support requirements requires great patience and empathy and is very rewarding work. We are proud to offer high standards of service and care and are renowned for offering some of the best facilities in the country.

“Our residential accommodation combines modern facilities with beautiful outdoor environments and our tailored day care programmes encompass a wide variety of stimulating and enjoyable activities.”